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Too Good to Be True

Written by: Ann Cleeves
Narrated by: Kenny Blyth
Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
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Too Good to Be True is a gripping audiobook from Ann Cleeves, featuring Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez from the best-selling Shetland series.

When young teacher Anna Blackwell is found dead in her home, the police think her death was suicide or a tragic accident. After all, Stonebridge is a quiet country village in the Scottish Borders, where murders just don't happen.

But Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez soon arrives from faraway Shetland when his ex-wife, Sarah, asks him to look into the case. The local gossips are saying that her new husband, Tom, was having an affair with Anna. Could Tom have been involved with her death? Sarah refuses to believe it - but needs proof.

Anna had been a teacher. She must have loved kids. Would she kill herself knowing there was nobody to look after her daughter? She had seemed happier than ever before she died. And to Perez this suggests not suicide...but murder.

©2016 Ann Cleaves (P)2016 Macmillan Digital Audio

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  • Grete
  • 2018-10-21

A short novella but a good story

All the ingredients for a crime novel are here but Ms Cleeves chose to write it as a short story or novella. There are lots of characters I wish we knew more about, and elements of the plot described in a sentence that could have been a chapter in themselves. A little more insight into Perez and his first wife. I bought it, so I didn't use a credit for it.
Kenny Blythe is a very good narrator.

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  • Cher Carter
  • 2018-05-28

A Mere Short Story

And not a very good short story. Shame on you Ann Cleeves for releasing this as a novel, for that matter, for releasing it at all. Absolutely not up to your standards.

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  • Charmaine
  • 2017-03-14

Too good to be true

Good story , short but good. Actually the shortest book I think I've ever seen from her ( as a fictional story Possibly just acting as a information gap between two full books ??Still worth the price of admission. :)